Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, Shadows

December 4, 1998 - June 13, 1999

<p>Andy Warhol, <i>Shadows</i>, 1978. Collection Dia Art Foundation<br>
Photo: Cathy Carver.</p>

Andy Warhol, Shadows, 1978. Collection Dia Art Foundation
Photo: Cathy Carver.

 
 
 

Andy Warhol's monumental series of 102 paintings, Shadows, constitutes the second exhibition in Dia's new facility at 535 West 22nd Street. Acquired in 1979 for Dia's permanent collection, these variously colored silk-screened abstractions are hung edge-to-edge to fill the perimeter of the gallery, in conformity with Warhol's original installation, which he designated as "one painting with...parts."

 

Artist Biography

Andy Warhol was born in 1928 in Pittsburgh to immigrant parents of Czechoslavakian (Ruthenian) stock. From 1945 to 1949, he studied pictorial design at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh. Relinquishing a successful and acclaimed career as a commercial illustrator in New York in the 1950s, he began exhibiting paintings with silkscreened Pop imagery in 1962. In 1963 he began making films. Thereafter his work was widely shown throughout the world. Shadows was first exhibited at the Heiner Friedrich Gallery (Lone Star Foundation) in New York in January 1979. Warhol died on February 22, 1987.

 
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